May 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Course Catalog

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Java Application Developer, Certificate



This certificate is designed to provide students with no programming background, a solid foundation on the logic and design of Java based programs. Students completing the course sequence will leave with basic Java skills that can be built upon in the work environment. Completion of the coursework will provide the students with a foundation in the key components in a development environment, including a basic understanding of databases and web applications.

The certificate is intended to be completed within one year and prepare students for an internship or entry-level Java programming position.

For more information about the Information Technology programs, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/it/Pages/welcome.aspx

Program Details


Location: Ankeny, Carroll, Perry, Urban


Students may start any semester


Graduation Requirements


To earn a Java Application Developer certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 2


Semester 3


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 18


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approx) $600 $600

Approximate total for program: $4,332**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


A computer programmer goes through the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging and maintaining the source code of computer programs. The computer programmer also designs a graphical user interface (GUI) to make the software easier for non-technical users to use through easy, point-and-click menu options.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Meet deadlines and handle pressure.
  • Think in a sequential order.
  • Use math skills in program design and application of accounting principles.
  • Create factual data from abstract concepts.
  • Communicate program design orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently both as an individual and in a team environment.
  • Concentrate for long periods of time.

What Else Should I Consider about this Certificate program?


Programming: ​The median annual wage for computer programmers was $84,280 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $48,790, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $134,630. Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Salary information source US Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/

Program Competencies


  1. Write pseudocode using programming logic and basic algorithms. 
  2. Write pseudocode to design coding solution. 
  3. Design and implement an application to store query and update data, including an ER diagram.  
  4. Create SQL commands for data manipulation. 
  5. Design and implement an application using current software technologies and techniques using Objected-Oriented principles.
  6. Design and implement an application using current software technologies and techniques in Java.
  7. Implement current and emerging software, software development techniques and technologies.
  8. Demonstrate good programming practices and code documentation.
  9. Work as a team member using software development technology and concepts.
  10. Communicate verbally and in writing.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

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Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6216, title9@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2018)